Friday, 13 July 2018



It's TUSAL time, the Totally Useless SAL where we all show our ORTS and link-up on Daffycat's blog.

Here is my TUSAL jar with two projects:

I've been stitching part of Jardin Prive's Happy Hallowe'en Night each month for the Hallowe'en Ornie Blog.  This month the theme is Pumpkins but as I had already stitched the pumpkins last year, I did the little graveyard this time:

stitched on 32 count Cognac linen
 Here is the whole piece:

There's a lovely big Haunted House for next month.  I'll have to allocate a few more days to stitch that!

The other piece in the photo is my Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs.  This is my focus piece for the month and I've stitched a turtle flipper and a hippo wing.  Yes, hippos have wings when they are heraldic beasts.

stitched on 32 count Murano custom dyed by Sparklies

It's been another busy week and next week will be even busier with work every day.  But last weekend I did manage to get some scrapbooking done!  Hurrah!

Just Nan - Have a Heart

Just Nan - Royal Blossoms

Just Nan - Honeysuckle Rose and Painted Lady

Joan Elliott - July Mermaid from The Year of Magical Stitching

I'll post more photos of these on my Happy Dance blog so you can see the close-ups of the stitching.

Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop will be starting soon.  I have a few photos sent in already and will be sending the first one out this weekend.  If you want to take part, just email me a photo of something you have stitched which is suitable as a postcard to a fellow stitcher along with a short message of the kind you write on a postcard.  I will forward the photo to another participant who shows it on their blog.  The photo can be anything Summer themed, beach themed, holiday themed, you get the idea!   It can be a new piece or something from your archives.


Ariadne said...

Oh the mermaid is really gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

Vickie said...

Oh you were so creative in your finishing Jo. I must say Royal Blossoms really caught my eye!!

MartinaM said...

These scrappbook designs look very interesting, I have not seen this before. Great.
Greetings, Martina

Justine said...

Your scrapbooking designs look so pretty Jo, great idea!

Astrids dragon said...

Halloween night is coming along beautifully, perfect fabric.
I love your scrapbooking, especially the mermaid!

rosey175 said...

The fabric is totally pumpkin colored, right?! I love you you scrapbooked royal blossoms. That page was just perfect for the piece!

Deb said...

I just love the Halloween Night, heck I love all those projects. The Mermaid is stunning.

Rhona said...

Love the Just Nan designs...they're gorgeous!

Katie said...

Beautiful work on everything. I agree with others. The mermaid is perfect!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great work on the Halloween piece, and I'm happy to see the Discworld Map again! Your scrapbooking looks great too, Royal Blossoms looks like it was made for that page.

Bethan said...

I love the backings in your scrapbook! Great work again this month x

deb said...

So *that's* what you do with the small pieces - wow, the pages are fantastic!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your new pages. I love them all. But maybe particularly the Royal Blossoms. And the Mermaid. And ... lol.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I love your scrapbook finishing.